Deborah Ann Harry (born Angela Trimble; July 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the band reached number one in the U.S. and UK charts on many occasions from 1979 to 1981.
Born in Miami, Florida, Harry was adopted as an infant and raised in suburban New Jersey. After attending college, she worked various odd jobs, including as a secretary, dancer, and Playboy Bunny, before breaking through in the music industry. Harry co-formed Blondie in 1974 in New York City. The band released their self-titled debut album in 1976, and released a further three albums between then and 1979, including Parallel Lines, which spawned six singles, including "Heart of Glass." Their fifth record, Autoamerican (1979), afforded Harry and the band further attention, spawning such hits as a cover of "The Tide Is High", and "Rapture," the latter of which is considered the first rap song to chart at number one in the United States.